SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Sunspots, Zero-G Wedding, More

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Sunspots, Zero-G Wedding, More
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June 11, 2009--The rapidly approaching lunar surface is revealed in one of the last high-definition video images taken by the Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya before it self-destructed.

Kaguya, which launched September 14, 2007, fell to the moon in a planned final act on June 11. The craft's mission included gathering data on the origin and evolution of the moon and helping to develop technology for future moon exploration.

— Video still courtesy JAXA/NHK
 
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